Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My first cover shot: Wasatch Woman Magazine

Hey-hey, my photography is on the cover of a regional magazine called Wasatch Woman (Jan/Feb 2009 Issue) and it's now available on Salt Lake City, UT newsstands!

The photo above is of the Wasatch Woman of the Year, Rachel Coleman of the Signing Time sign language program. (I blogged about this photoshoot back in December.)

This is my 2nd issue shooting for the magazine and my first cover with them. You can read some of their articles online but if you're in the Salt Lake City area you can also find the full issue on newsstands, such as at Smith's and Barns and Noble.

In addition to photos of Rachel, the issue also features my photos of their inspiring Wasatch Woman of the Year honorees (in 5 categories), an article on throwing a Sundance Film Festival party, the all-woman music series Hotel Cafe Tour as it passed through Salt Lake City, and a cool conceptual photo of a bride on running track for a story on divorce.

p.s. The Wasatch Woman of the Year awards event is this Friday, 30 January 2009 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, you can buy tickets online here.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the issue including links to galleries on Flickr.com:

Wasatch Woman of the Year Honorees
Wasatch Woman of the Year Honorees

Hotel Cafe Tour
The Hotel Cafe Tour: Kate Havnevik

The Hotel Cafe Tour: Emily, Meiko and Thao

Sundance Soiree
Wasatch Woman - Sundance Party

Wasatch Woman - Sundance Party

Runaway Bride
Runaway bride


The Hotel Cafe Tour
Wasatch Woman of the Year shoot
Sundance Soiree

And here's a behind-the-scenes shoot of the Wasatch Woman Editorial Board casting their votes for the Woman of the Year.

Finally, an anecdote about the power of serendipity: While I was in the midst of a photo shoot high up in the foothills above the Salt Lake Valley for my This Is Their Place portrait/interview project, my subject (Jesse) and I were greeted by two trail runners. The runners - a woman and man - did a double-take, stopped and began to chat about what we were doing. After I told them about the project the woman, Pam Baumeister, told me that she was the new editor of this Wasatch Woman magazine. We exchanged info and several months later I received a call from Pam that she was in need of a photographer and we've been happily working together ever since!